San Sebastian Film Festival 2016

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489 Years 489 Years
489 Years and Gimme Danger
489 Years (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Hayun Kwon)
A soldier's memories play over this animated tale of Korea's demilitarised zone.
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The Disco Shines (La Disco Resplandece) (Year: 2016; Director: Chema Garcia Ibarra)
Saturday, April. Nice weather. The shadow of the mountain grows as evening falls. Five boys get ready for the evening: they have booze, a car and music. No matter if the disco shut down years ago.
Short
Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Thorsten Schütte)
This encounter with the premier of sonic avant-garde is acidic, fun-poking, and full of rich and rare archival footage. This documentary bashes favourite Zappa targets and dashes a few myths about the man himself.
El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo A Casa (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: José Luis Torres Leiva)
Cameras follow Chilean documentary maker Ignacio Agüero as he prepares to shoot a fiction film about a real-life couple's disappearance.
Ghost Ship (Sipo Phantasma) (Year: 2016; Director: Koldo Almandoz)
An hour-long cruise, the meta-filmic essay of a vampire moviemaker, a ghost film.
Wiener-Dog Wiener-Dog
Wiener-Dog and A Quiet Passion
Gimme Danger (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Ron Asheton, James Williamson)
The story of The Stooges.
The Hedonists (Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Jia Zhangke; Writer: Jia Zhangke, Zhao Tao ; Stars: Sanming Han, Jindong Liang, Yuan Wenqian)
Drama about several unemployed Shanxi coalminers looking for work.
Short
The Illinois Parables (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Deborah Stratman; Writer: Deborah Stratman; Stars: Raven Wolf C Felton Jennings II, Joshua Frieman, Anna Toborg, Jose Oubrerie, Daniel Verdier, David Gatten, Chris Bournea, Riley Cruttenden, Joshua Finnell, Paul Hill)
Experimental documentary. Eleven parables recount events from the history of the state of Illinois: regional vignettes about faith, force, technology and exodus.
Louise By The Shore (Louise en hiver) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Jean-François Laguionie; Writer: Jean-François Laguionie; Stars: Diane Dassigny, Dominique Frot, Antony Hickling, Jean-François Laguionie)
On the last day of summer, an old woman realises that the last train has departed without her, leaving her abandoned in a seaside town.
The Ornithologist The Ornithologist
The Ornithologist and Midnight Special
A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery (Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis) (Country: Philippines, Singapore; Year: 2016; Director: Lav Diaz; Stars: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho)
The story of revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and his fight against Spanish colonial rule.
Memory Exercises (Ejercicios De Memoria) (Year: 2016; Director: Paz Encina)
Documentary about Paraguay's dictatorship as seen through the eyes of the children of Agustín Goiburú - the key opponent of the Stroessner regime.
Midnight Special (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols; Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard)
A man takes his eight year old son on a special journey.
On The Path (On The Path) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Mikel Rueda)
A road in the middle of nowhere. A car. A bike. Two lonely people looking for the same thing. They meet.
Short
The Ornithologist (O Ornitólogo) (Country: Portugal, France, Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: João Pedro Rodrigues; Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Stars: Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan, Juliane Elting )
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
Journey Through French Cinema Journey Through French Cinema
Journey Through French Cinema and Zoology
Oscuro Animal (Country: Argentina, Greece, Colombia; Year: 2016; Director: Felipe Guerrero; Stars: Marleyda Soto, Luisa Vides Galiano, Jocelyn Meneses)
The story of three women forced to flee their homes in a war torn region in Colombia.
Our Walls (Gure Hormek) (Year: 2016; Director: Maria Elorza, Maider Fernandez Iriarte)
The neighbourhood of Housewives. The district of Insomniacs. The newsstand of the Unknown Mother. The underground of The Lonely Women. Our walls pay tribute to the people we love.
Short
A Quiet Passion (Country: UK, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies; Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Benjamin Wainwright, Annette Badland, Rose Williams, Noémie Schellens, Miles Richardson, Eric Loren, Stefan Menaul)
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson.
Sarah Winchester (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Marie-Agnès Gillot, Reda Kateb)
An opera ballet that doesn't exist. A ghost-like piece, played in Opera Bastille and danced at Opera Garnier.
Short
The Stranger (El Extraño) (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Pablo Alvarez)
A set of images show the centre of Santiago at night, to retrace the steps of an absent an anonymous character.
Short
Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words
Eat That Question - Frank Zappa In His Own Words and Louise By The Shore
Uncle Howard (Country: UK, US, France, Germany, Czech Republic; Year: 2016; Director: Aaron Brookner; Writer: Aaron Brookner; Stars: Madonna, Jim Jarmusch, Andy Warhol, Sara Driver, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Howard Brookner, John Giorno, James Grauerholz, Patti Smith)
Howard Brookner's first film, Burroughs: The Movie, captured the cultural revolution of downtown New York City in the early '80s. Twenty-five years after his promising career was cut short by AIDS, his nephew sets out to discover Howard's never-before-seen films to create a cinematic elegy about his childhood idol.
Where I Grow Old (Country: Brazil, Portugal; Year: 2016; Director: Marília Rocha; Writer: João Dumans, Thais Fujinaga, Marília Rocha; Stars: Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel, Paulo Nazareth, Jonnata Doll, Wanderson Dos Santos)
Francisca, a young Portuguese woman living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she'd lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa discovers the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon.
Wiener-Dog (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Todd Solondz; Writer: Todd Solondz; Stars: Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet, Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts, Michael James Shaw, Kett Turton, Devin Druid, Samrat Chakrabarti, Jen Ponton, Trey Gerrald, Bridget Brown, Scott Martin)
Portmanteau film about the owners of a dachshund.
Zoology (Zoologiya) (Country: Russia, France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Ivan I Tverdovsky; Writer: Ivan I Tverdovskiy; Stars: Masha Tokareva, Natalya Pavlenkova, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Dmitriy Groshev, Anna Astashkina, Irina Chipizhenko, Zhanetta Demikhova, Yulia Pimkina, Anastasiya Baklanova, Katya Alexandrina, Ella Sanko, Nelly Vasilyeva, Valentina Popova, Ludmila Shestakova, Yuriy Vnukov)
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.
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